This poem is about a homeless person was submitted for a school project at St. Mark School in Pittsfield by 14-year-old Connor Thurston, an eighth-grade student there.

Man on the Bench

Man on the bench is very wise

Dirt rings surround his eyes


He doesn't have much to say

But he prays to the lord everyday


He watches the people in the cold

None know he is actually bold


Man in a suit passes by

Reaches into his pocket and pulls out some dimes


The humble man smiles and simply shakes his head

Then lies down to go to bed


Although he is not important and wealthy

He is strong and healthy


There is one thing in which

He is very rich


Spirit is that thing

Of which he is king


Man on the bench knows one day the face of God he will see

Soon in the kingdom of heaven he will be.

 

About the author and this poem: This poem about a homeless person was submitted for a school project at St. Mark School in Pittsfield by 14-year-old Connor Thurston, an eighth-grade student there.